i like to cook but....

Philippines
September 23, 2008 5:43am CST
it always ends up tasting bad. i follow every step of the recipe but still it taste like it is not something good to eat. my wife always say that i can try again next time but seeing the food go wasted is not a good sight. sometimes i want to cook again to try, but imagining the food, the ingredients go to the trash. i think i am not really for cooking. though i can cook such as frying thats easy. but cooking as in main dish i really want to learn.
5 responses
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
23 Sep 08
practice makes perfect! you can learn also by doing by yourself i mean dont look at the cookbook.thats how i learned cooking and love inventing recipe.dont give up.
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
not looking at the cook book maybe is for you. i think you have really a talent when it comes to cooking for you trust your instinct. i am color blind so i dont know if the garlic is already lightly brown or i dont even know if the prawns are cooked already. those are some of the problems that i have.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
8 Oct 08
i guess so and thanks.yeah there is some person like that and i guess its a habit
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
22 Nov 08
thanks for the BR.
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
1 Oct 08
so sorry you feel that way. that's how i felt too. I do like to learn to cook but it seem that even thought i tried hard it end up not tasting good or the way it's supposed to taste. :) we can still keep trying though. patience is a virtue
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
har har har happy to share the same boat with you. i think i am not for cooking but i still wanted to try. i want to give it a shot for i really love eating so i want to learn how to cook as well. practise makes it perfect and of course like you said patience. thanks a lot for the response
@ayenacsi (911)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
you might wanna try simple recipes at first. I have no patience for cooking complex recipes too. I am no cook but like you I want to learn. It's just feels bad when it doesnt come out like you expected it to. And your family does not appreciate your hard work in the kitchen. keep at it...
• Philippines
11 Oct 08
yes itry to do simple recipes and one step at a time. but sometimes i get so frustrated that i end up beating the way my wife did. but as she always say one step at a time. but good for me i cooked omelets this morning. practise makes perfect really. thanks a lot for the response
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
23 Sep 08
[i]Hi se7enthbird, hahaha..We are classmates, my hubby cooks great as well as my Dad and Mom but, I am not! LOL! I am trying also like you and sometimes,I will waste it...but, I can make good pasta as well as friend and vege but talking about other recipe which is cooking about pork, beef, I am not good! I hate to waste food also and I will be eating it and tried to just fried with rice if ever I will fail! ANyway, I will not stop trying though..LOL![/i]
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
frying something.... i can do that. nilaga? i can cook that or sinigang for those meals are easy for you just let it boil and just get back to put all the remaining ingredients when it is tender already. but i want to leanr more than that. i was observing how my wife makes carbonara hope next time i can do that too.
@rakittera (803)
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
Have you tried joining a cooking class? Sometimes, it isn't enough that you have a cook book. There are tips and tricks in cooking that you have to see for yourself. I never follow a cook book but I learned how to cook by watching my mom. I saw exactly how she prepared the ingredients and which ingredient comes in the cooking pan first and how long before the next ingredient comes in. There are practical tips that you have to know to be able to gauge if you're doing ok with what you are cooking. For example, a cook book will not tell you to put in the carrots when the garlic is golden brown already. The cook book will probably just tell you to saute the garlic, add the carrots etc. But you wouldn't know the approximate time between each ingredient to be put in the pan. I suugest you enroll in a cooking class now. Or, you can find someone who really knows how to cook. Watch that person, one recipe at a time, then try it yourself. While you're watching, don't forget to ask questions, that's the best way to learn.
• Philippines
24 Sep 08
cooking class? no i havent tried yet. but that is a nice idea. but i am not sure if i can make extra time for cooking class. but thanks for the info. i will try to think about getting a cooking class for i really want to learn how to cook. thanks a lot for the response.